Now just like everyone else experiences, when it rains, I get wet. But this is compounded when you're in a wheelchair. Let me explain. When one is standing, the surface that's getting rained on is way smaller than when you're sitting. It's just basic physics, but it can really be a pain in the ass for people like myself. It's especially annoying in my opinion, because it means my shoes get rained on constantly, and from all angles. That's right. I'm complaining about my shoes getting wet. Those that know me know how I feel about my babies, so that's an issue I, and others that may or may not love their shoes as much as I do, have to deal with. When you're walking, your standing above your shoes, which shields them to an extent, and they're being shielded some as you swing them with each step. Now sure, I don't have to walk through puddles, which would devastate me, but you catch my drift. Also, when you travel as fast as I do (I don't get tired obviously so why go slow?), it increases the amount of water I get pegged by. So even when I wear a jacket, my entire lap, legs, and shoes are still going to get drenched regardless. Aww, the life of a wheelchair whipping Seattlite. The only real solution is to wear a poncho, but call me vain if you want to, but I'll pass. Unless it's a damn monsoon of course, but if gets that bad, I'm only going out in it if it's a life or death situation. Not actual life or death, but you know what I mean.
So in a nutshell, being in the rain sucks, and being in the rain while being in a wheelchair can suck even worse. I'm going to need the Myth Busters to come up with some type of electric umbrella thing. Or maybe Xzibit is still pimping rides somewhere. Or I guess I could just put my MacGyver hat back on and hack something together. Either way, would I ever let the rain slow me down? Cripple Please!